Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Guyana, you would:
be 76.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Guyana, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In France, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2019.
live 10.7 years longer
In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.2 times more money
Guyana has a GDP per capita of $18,700 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 26.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
be 61.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guyana, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In France, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Guyana, approximately 22.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
have 30.3% fewer children
In Guyana, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Guyana, approximately 37.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In France, about 85.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.0% more on education
Guyana spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 2.3 times more on healthcare
Guyana spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In France, that number is 11.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 10.6 times more coastline
Guyana has a total of 459 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
France: At a glance
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